In a politically charged environment, over the last few years, data protection has been firmly intertwined with wider political developments.
The ICO launched an investigation into how data analysis was being used for political purposes. The ICO also wrote to all political parties reminding them to adhere to data protection laws. And, data security hit the headlines following attempted political cyber-attacks.
With significant amounts of private data being stored, processed and shared for campaigning purposes, robust security measures are more important than ever. But there are questions over whether political parties – across the ideological divide – are upholding our right to data privacy as well as they should be.